BY: Dr. Deng Bol Kuol, AUSTRALIA, MAR/22/2014, SSN;
It is now an open secret that the intransigence of the government of Gen. Salva Kiir, has not only made the Republic of South Sudan a laughing stock in the world, but it is incredibly becoming disastrous for the people of the Republic of South Sudan.
As a matter of fact, many people in South Sudan and their friends in the world have discovered the truth that there was no coup attempt and they have become fully aware that the military incident of 15/12/2013, was nothing but a ploy orchestrated by Gen. Salva Kiir and his group to get rid of their political opponents.
The astonishing thing is that the discovery of the big lie has made Gen. Salva Kiir and his associates hilarious or mad.
As a result, they instantly decided to launch a two-fold campaign of deception in order to sell their lies about the alleged coup attempt and simultaneously assassinate the characters of their political opponents before the expected elections.
The campaign of deception was led by the threats of Gen. Salva Kiir, when he said: “the world will regret, if they support the rebels”.
In other words, Gen. Kiir and his group are ready to fight the whole world, if it doesn’t believe their lies!
No wonder, one of the main targets of the campaign was Ms. Hilde Johnson, Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), who ethically and courageously refused to cover up the lie of the alleged coup and the genocide of Juba, which was committed by the militia of the brutal dictator.
Subsequently, Gen. Kiir and his group did not hesitate to accuse UNMISS of running a parallel government in South Sudan!
This behavior shows that Gen. Salva Kiir and others in the government were furious with UNMISS, because it is protecting (Nuer) people, who are called rebels by the government.
Thus, UNMISS became an obstacle in their crusade of ethnic cleansing of Nuer people. One example is the incident of the horrible Minister Micheal Makuei in the UNMISS camp in Bor!
Also, people like Mr. Wani Igga with his disgusting jokes and lies, the Horrible Micheal Makuei and the polite liar, Dr. Barnaba Marial jumped on the bandwagon and tried shamelessly and hopelessly to defend their lies about the alleged coup attempt and to cover up their ethnic cleansing of Nuer people in Juba but to no avail.
However, the young politician Akol Paul was exceptionally crazy to become the star of the campaign of deception through character assassination of Dr. Riek Machar and his colleagues.
In this context, Mr. Akol Paul was intoxicated by his new power to the extent of assuming the role of the de facto Chairperson of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)!
If you have any doubt in your mind about that assumption, let me remind you that it was Akol Paul in a rally of the SPLM youth league in Juba university, who called for the dismissal of Dr. Riek Machar and others from SPLM party, and immediately Gen. Salva Kiir issued the Party orders!
All in all, the fatal outcome of the campaign of deception was Gen. Salva Kiir himself, because in the process of denial he has been unconsciously admitting the facts, which his stooges were trying to conceal from the world.
For instance, at a function organized by the youth wing of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) on Saturday 15/02/2015 in Juba, Gen. Kiir admitted the formation of his private army by saying: “the intention was to have a ‘reserve force’ to help the nation in the event of military action was needed.”
He also continued to accuse some officials in his government by saying: “When these people were in the training, they were denied everything. They were denied salaries, weapons and all things they were supposed to get because some did not like the idea,…”
Of course, this confession from Gen. Kiir proves the government ploy of the alleged coup attempt and vindicated Mama Rebecca Nyandeng and others who stated that Gen. Kiir had formed fifteen thousand militia force; mainly from Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states.
Although, these facts were denied by Brig. Malaak Aywein and others on SSTV; many people know that these are the soldiers who committed the massacre of Nuer people in Juba.
Furthermore, the campaign of deception includes the manipulation of the law.
This legal game was announced by the poor Minister of Justice Mr. Paulino Wanawilla when “he ruffled his feathers like an angry cock ready for the dirty fight” (the words of the prolific writer El Hag Paul in his wonderful article titled: The SPLM corrosive culture of victimization).
Unfortunately, Mr. Wanawilla accepted the humiliating assignment and disgracefully committed perjury by manufacturing false evidences to satisfy the desire of Gen. Salva Kiir, Gen. Wani Igga, Mr. Telar Deng, Gen. Kuol Manyang, Gen. Aleu Ayieny Aleu, Mr. Micheal Makuei, Dr. Martin Elia Lomoro, Dr. Riek Gai and others.
The scandal of this legal plot was exposed by the categorization of the political detainees into three groups according to their perceived threat to the government in Juba.
Otherwise, how can the political detainees be divided, when they were all arrested from their houses and accused of being plotters of the alleged coup attempt?
Perhaps, the only answer is that Kiir and his group are afraid from the political weight of Mr. Pagan Amum, military influence of Gen. Oyay Deng Ajak and Gen. Majak D’Agoot as well as the diplomatic strength of Ezekiel Gatkuoth. Thus, the Minister of Injustice was ordered to charge them with treason.
Moreover, we should not forget that the campaign of targeting the political detainees is not over yet. According to Gen. Salva Kiir; the seven detainees were released on bail and can be charged anytime, if there is evidence.
In other words, Mr. Wanawilla must continue his investigation and process of manufacturing false evidences to charge the enemies of the government with treason!
Eventually, the campaign of deception has reached its climax, when Gen. Kiir and his group defied the whole world, which was calling for the release of the remaining four detainees by sending them to court on 11/3/2014 in Juba.
The trial of Mr. Pagan Amum, Gen. Oyay Deng Ajak, Dr. Majak D’Agoot and Amb. Ezekiel Gatkouth shows the magnitude of the conspiracy, which was designed by Gen. Kiir and his group.
In fact, the trial of those innocent heroes and patriots on false bases will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for Gen. Salva Kiir and his group in their desperate attempt to maintain power by hook and crook.
Hence, this historic trial is going to be a litmus test for the independence of the Judiciary Institution in the Republic of South Sudan.
In other words, the judges who are undertaking this challenging task will have to prove whether their court is a kangaroo or a fair one.
Definitely, the ball now is in the court of justice and the world will wait to see the verdict.
In spite of the intensive campaign of deception, the two crucial questions that certainly pop up from the ongoing destructive war will be: Who started the current war? And who is prolonging it despite the despicable catastrophic loss of lives and properties in the country?
Without beating around the bush, this war was started by Gen. Salva Kiir, when he ordered the disarmament of the Nuer soldiers among the presidential guards in order to execute his devilish plot to eliminate the people who are labeled to be enemies.
Similarly, Gen. Kiir is the one, who is prolonging the destructive war, because he is refusing to release the remaining four political detainees and rejecting the withdrawal of the Ugandan People Armed Forces as it was stated in the Cessation of Hostilities and Status of the Detainees Agreements, which were signed by the two warring parties on 23/01/2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Nonetheless, the most painful irony is the fact that Gen. Kiir, who committed the ethnic cleansing of Nuer tribe in Juba, is able to perpetuate his ethnic war by buying cheap politicians from different ethnic groups.
For instance, power and money hungry Shilluk politicians decided to support Gen. Kiir in his ethnic war despite the fact that he has betrayed and arrested three SPLM leaders from Shilluk tribe among others.
Those misguided Shilluk politicians worked hard to create a conflict, which pitted the Nuer White Army against the Shilluk tribe. As a result, many innocent people from Shilluk tribe were killed. What a disaster?
In conclusion, it is high time to inform Gen. Salva Kiir and his group the fact that their campaign of deception about the alleged coup attempt, has miserably failed, because it could not convince anybody in the world.
Therefore, the continuation of the war and the trial of the innocent political detainees will sooner or later confirm that Gen. Kiir is a compulsive liar and a dictator, who is too deformed to be reformed.
Deng Bol Kuol is a concerned South Sudanese. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org